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Jamaica

23rd November 1860

British Colony 12
Caribbean 5

Jam1
  Jamaica #1  

Per14, watermarked, typographed.
Printed by De La Rue, London

Description   Scott# SG# Mi# Y&T# Notes
1 penny blue   1     1  
1d deep blue   1b 1c     1865
1d pale blue   1c 1      
1d pale greenish blue   1d 1a      
2d rose   2 2   2  
2d deep rose   2a 2a      
3d green   3 3   3 1863
4d brown orange   4 4   4  
4d orange   4a 4a      
6d lilac   5 5   5  
6d deep lilac   5a 5b     1870
6d gray lilac   5b 5a      
1 shilling brown   6 6b     1868
1/- lilac brown   6a 6a   6a 1862
1/- yellow-brown   6b 6   6  

All but the 3d value are known imperforate

Jamaica, together with other British colonies in the West Indies, took over responsibility for their own postal services in 1860. They had, since 1858, been using British stamps with numeral obliterators A01 to A78. British stamps were withdrawn in August 1860 Jamaica reverted to handstamps until De La Rue delivered in November 1860.